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Heaven's Hideaway

By NDODS    
This image was taken during a visit to one of my favourite locations in Kent, namely Aylesford Priory. Set in the heart of Kent, England, The Friars - Aylesford Priory - is an ancient religious house of the Order of Carmelites dating back to the 13th Century. Myself and my gorgeous wife often visit in order to seek a moment or two of peace and sanctuary in this otherwise mad world of ours. It its well worth a visit anytime of the year, however especially at Christmas, when you can truly experience the true meaning of Christmas.

Thanks you for all you're caring and kind words yesterday, even-though the weather was somewhat inclement, but my Birthday treat of Fish 'n' Chips went down a treat.

Hope you have a great day today.

Regards Nathan

Tags: Architecture Religious Sanctuary Comfort Peace Solitude Quiet Harmony

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17 Jul 2012 8:33AM
Nice composition Nathan and a fine blue sky not seen round here for a long time looks like a fine tranquil place good to hear the fish and chips hit the spot on your birthday


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Richsr 10 91 223 England
17 Jul 2012 8:37AM
A good comp Nathan and I like the details and colours in this, you can almost feel the quite of the place
Regards Richard
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2012 8:39AM
wonderful detail and light nathan love the blue sky too a belter nice one Wink
RonnieAG Plus
7 154 118 Scotland
17 Jul 2012 8:48AM
Glad the outing with fish and chips went down well, if you know what I mean, Nathan.
A fine shot in unaccustomed sunshine of this lovely old Priory, taken at a time of day to give a nice balance of light and shade.
Pleased you enjoyed the feast, good capture nice comp well presented.

jdinne 14 16 England
17 Jul 2012 9:07AM
Brilliant composition Nathan.

17 Jul 2012 9:14AM
Nathan, its superb. Deep
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
17 Jul 2012 9:15AM
Looks a beautiful and reflective place, Nathan.

17 Jul 2012 9:35AM
Very nice image well captured.
Allen, Smile
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
17 Jul 2012 10:13AM
Very tranquil scene Nathan, and a blue sky!


morpheus1955 10 3 2 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2012 10:35AM
Wonderful image Nathan, great composition, it looks so peaceful and tranquil

Tibetan 5 3 England
17 Jul 2012 11:07AM
Been there a few times with the river at the back very serene atmosphere, like the photo, regards Leon. hope you had a good birthday!.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2012 11:20AM
A beautiful image Nathan, it does have such an air of calm.
Beautiful texture light and colour.
Light and shadow contrasting magically.
Well done. WesternRed.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2012 11:52AM
A classic ....
glad you enjoyes testerday
older & wiser then ????
17 Jul 2012 11:54AM
Shhhhhhhhh.....It's Oh So Queit!!!!!!!! AniaWink
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2012 12:10PM
oooops ... sorry about my spelling
and for some reason I cant edit it
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
17 Jul 2012 2:07PM
Belated Happy Birthday, Nathan, and WHAT a beautiful image this is. The composition is perfect...and the light and colour are amazing!

Andrew Smile
rayme330 5 17 1 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2012 2:08PM
Lovely shot of a tranquil location.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
17 Jul 2012 3:00PM
A very interesting looking building, and something quite rare this year - blue sky! Glad you had a great day, and enjoyed your fish 'n' chips Wink
Trev Smile
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
17 Jul 2012 3:17PM
An excellenbt composition and capture, Nathan, glad you enjoyed your fish 'n' chips Smile Carol
17 Jul 2012 3:37PM
A fine composition, should have included ur better half in the pic.
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2012 4:52PM
It looks a wonderful place.
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2012 5:35PM
The composition is perfect and the light too!
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
17 Jul 2012 5:35PM
Looks to be a beautiful place to seek a moment of quiet and comfort!
moiral 7 12 Scotland
17 Jul 2012 6:01PM
A beautiful shot that just smacks of peace and tranquility. Moira
HELANA 7 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2012 6:08PM
Glad you enjoy your birthday Nathan, This is a lovely image with a nice clear skay.
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2012 6:30PM
Lovely light and detail and a blue skyGrinGrin
17 Jul 2012 7:32PM
A wonderful shot Nathan, and somewhere I've always meant to visit, and it's only 15 min's down the Road for me! I'll be there as soon as it stops Raining Smile

John Smile
clintQB 6 51 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2012 8:15PM
love the composition on this...excellent
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2012 8:35PM
Lovely composition and good detail Nathan, Peter..
netta1234 5 382 2 Wales
17 Jul 2012 8:49PM
Beautiful image
Humblebee 5 1 England
17 Jul 2012 9:19PM
You have captured the symmetry of the building perfectly, the light has enhanced the colour of the building blocks beautifully. Maybe I can talk hubby into a day out Wink ... Carol

Wishing you a belated birthday and good to hear you enjoyed your fish and chip feast SmileSmileSmile
UrbaneMagick 5 172 1 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2012 9:57PM
Beautifully composed image Nathan.

Can feel the tranquility seeping through .

Would love to visit it sometime, sounds right up my street.

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
18 Jul 2012 12:08AM
Interesting architecture. You have taken the lines as they should be... Straight and well set.
18 Jul 2012 2:51PM
Great composition, love the light too.

thanks for share


pascalg 10 37 France
2 Aug 2012 12:53PM
looks like a fantastic place!

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